Media Storm Over Press Release: Is Sarah Palin Seducing America?

Media storm over press release; Is Sarah Palin seducing America?

Media storm over press release; Is Sarah Palin seducing America?

The press release further below “Is Sarah Palin seducing America?” created a storm. Some journalists and reporters found it to be insightful while others were offended:

“I find your description of Hillary Clinton offensive. Don’t send me this sort of biased material please. I agree with what you say about Palin but not Clinton.”  -Pati Gras Senior Producer and Host Houston PBS 

“I find this extraordinarily offensive and insulting. This is not news. You are contributing to the dumbing-down of America.”  -Elaine Appleton Grant, Writer/Editor 

 “How refreshing! I am fascinated by psychology, so I found your press release/pitch very interesting. .. At the very least I forwarded it to my husband because it will spark a fun discussion on his psyche over dinner tonight!”   -Julie Sturgeon CEO Editor 

“I’m a political mommy blogger – on the liberal side – I thought it was interesting. “  – Diane Lore

Response from Patrick Wanis PhD:

“It does not surprise me that some people would be offended by my comments and perspective in the press release below because they represent the truth and the truth often shocks people. My insights into Sarah Palin’s instant appeal do not reflect nor originate from any political perspective or bias. I am offering the point of view of someone who studies human behavior and explains the psychological reasons why America is seduced by Sarah Palin and the differences between her and Hilary Clinton. I am not saying that Palin is smarter, more intelligent or better qualified for the position than Clinton. But I am saying that America likes Palin more and men have warmed up to her in a sexual way that they never did with Clinton.

Those journalists and reporters are actually projecting onto me their anger at the American people. The point that Sarah Palin is seducing America in a way that Hilary Clinton never did is supported by the fact and announcement  that already US companies are merchandising and cashing on the Palin fad and frenzy and notice that they are producing sexually charged products which they didn’t do with Hilary Clinton:

From action figures to baby bibs to thong underwear sporting an image of a pit bull wearing lipstick, Palin’s newfound fame as John McCain’s running mate has sparked a marketing frenzy. 

“We’ve received thousands of orders for the Palin figures,” Emile Vicale, president of Herobuilders, told FOXNews.com.“We respond to trends immediately. We don’t have to wait for China to produce them anymore,” he said, noting that the Palin action hero was the most popular of the three models. 

Speaking of the Palin figurines, Vicale said, “we decided to give her three different personas.” He said the Palin figurine wearing a business suit was meant to highlight her role as governor. 

The scantily clad schoolgirl figure of Palin “was a bit more risky,” he said. 

“Whenever you talk to one of my guy friends, the only thing that comes out of their mouths is, ‘She’s hot,’” he added.

And to those reporters who believe my comments are “contributing to the dumbing down of America”, I suggest you consider where your anger is really coming from: you are angry at America for liking, loving and going crazy over Palin. You are angry that men find her sexually appealing. Did you also get angry over the women who found Obama sexy or the women who found Bill Clinton or Ronald Reagan sexy? I have no control over people’s responses to Palin. And whether you like it or not, Palin is presently a celebrity with rock star status.

As I am writing this I just received another comment from a 46 year-old male in the showbiz industry who incidentally is a Democrat who writes:

“I was thinking last night about why I like her [Palin]…she is sweet, has a solid marriage, is sexy and I would like to invite her over for dinner.”

I have noticed that with the exception of one male, all the reporters who were offended were women. To the ladies that were offended, I cannot apologize for the actions of men. I can only offer explanations. And yes, there are many women who aspire to be like Sarah Palin, whether you like it or not, and whether it disgusts you or not.  Whether people are justified or plain stupid for liking Sarah Palin, right or wrong, that’s the way it is.

Finally, in an interview I gave Tuesday September 09, 2008 to XM Radio’s show “Broadminded” which is a show hosted by three women who agreed that we all (men and women) too often act vainly by being first attracted by physical appearance, I predicted that soon American opinion will sway against Sarah Palin. And notice I gave my prediction  three days prior to Sarah Palin’s interview with ABC’s Charlie Gibbons…“

-Patrick Wanis PhD
Celebrity Life Coach, Human Behavior Expert and Clinical Hypnotherapist

Now here is controversial Press Release:

Almost overnight, Republican Vice-Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin appears to have taken America by storm. What is the secret to her sudden popularity?

“Sarah Palin represents what many women would aspire to be in the 21s century and she has a unique appeal to men” according to Patrick Wanis PhD, Human Behavior Expert and Clinical Hypnotherapist. “Sarah has the beauty, intelligence, success, femininity and charisma all wrapped in one”, says Wanis.

“Republican Presidential Candidate John McCain may have picked Sarah Palin as a way to appeal to female voters, but polls show that more men than women like Sarah Palin. The male brain is primarily stimulated visually, but also both genders respond and are sensitive to visual beauty” reveals Wanis.

“Recall the strong appeal to women by handsome and charismatic US Presidents Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton. Now men have their own potential female vice-president to fantasize over. Sarah Palin is a former beauty queen who still looks attractive, healthy and sexy; her face has a beautiful glow. Palin is feminine, mysterious, homey and appears sincere. Palin doesn’t try to be masculine. She competes on her own terms. So why didn’t Hilary Clinton have the same “male-fantasy” effect? Hilary Clinton was harsh, cold and exuded more masculinity than femininity. Hilary Clinton gave off a subconscious vibe of being a bitter, cold and jaded woman. Palin seems fresh, with a down to earth organic image that makes her approachable and relatable to the American public. She particularly appeals to women because she appears as the everyday mother with a family but, is also intelligent and successful in a man’s world – politics, and she has more power than her husband.”

“Although Palin, like Barrack Obama is charismatic, articulate, a good speaker and exudes confidence and courage, it is her overall sex appeal, freshness and femininity that is seductive to men. While it is uncertain how long the honeymoon with male America will last, for now just like Barrack Obama, Sarah Palin is a rock star and a celebrity”, concludes Wanis.

Patrick Wanis, PhD is a Celebrity Life-Coach, Author and an Expert in Human Behavior and Relationships. He is a Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner and Clinical Hypnotherapist with a PhD in Health Psychology. Wanis is a regular contributor to major news outlets -FOX News, MSNBC and the Montel Williams Show, and is the weekly featured analyst on celebrity behavior for The New York Observer. Wanis is the first person ever to do Clinical Hypnotherapy on national television. Wanis coaches and works with various celebrities. WGN Chicago and Syndicated TV show, “The Daily Buzz” anointed him “The Woman Expert” and FOX News pronounced him “A voice for women.” Over four and a half million people have read Wanis’ books in English and Spanish. https://www.patrickwanis.com

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    Patrick says:

    Many people have not noticed that there are two entries on Palin – the other entry is a simple blog that talks about Palin seducing America. The blog on the media storm over my press release is the latest.
    Accordingly, I am pasting here a comment and my response that was in the other blog page:

    Anna Says:

    October 14th, 2008 at 8:56 am

    Geesh Patrick, in which decade were you born? It doesn’t seem you have a clue about how women think, but who could blame you, you’re a man. Your comparision between Hilary and Sarah is laughable. I’d love to hear your comparision between John Mccain and Barack Obama based on their masculinity.

    My response:

    Patrick Says:

    October 14th, 2008 at 9:24 am

    Dear Anna,

    I hope you also read the press release and the extensive comments and analysis I gave on my blog: Media storm over press release: Is Sarah Palin seducing America? https://patrickwanis.com/blog/index.php/2008/09/11/media-storm-over-press-release-is-sarah-palin-seducing-america/

    If you look back to when Palin was first chosen, she was very popular with women. Read the many reviews and critical acclaim by various female commentators about Palin. And I stand by the analysis I gave of Palin at the outset and if you read my blog: “Media storm over press release: Is Sarah Palin seducing America?” you will notice that I made a powerful prediction which has now come true: “Finally, in an interview I gave Tuesday September 09, 2008 to XM Radio’s show “Broadminded” which is a show hosted by three women who agreed that we all (men and women) too often act vainly by being first attracted by physical appearance, I predicted that soon American opinion will sway against Sarah Palin. And notice I gave my prediction three days prior to Sarah Palin’s interview with ABC’s Charlie Gibbons…“

    I was specific when I conceded that both men and women give into vanity and first appearances and that a woman is only so beautiful until she opens her mouth at which point she becomes either more beautiful or quite ugly. It is obvious which Palin has now become and just as I said would happen – American opinion has now swayed against her. Even female conservative writers who once supported her have turned on her – on eeven asked her to resign from her party in the best interests of her party and the country! I still believe that Palin is smart, intelligent, charismatic and a great speaker but, as I said on Spanish TV, the afternoon before the debate between Palin and Biden, Palin’s downfall is not her lack of intelligence but rather her arrogance. Women have now turned against her because they now know who she is and what she stands for and yes, generally speaking most of that is against what women want.

    Let me be clear that there is a vast difference between intelligence and education. It is obvious that Palin is intelligent but greatly lacks education. And before you jump and say, “Patrick, how could an intelligent woman believe and promote the things she does?” I will say that we are emotional beings and the sad truth is that our emotions always win out over our logic and reason. Almost all of Palin’s platforms are based on raw emotion and have little connection to reason, logic or even justice.

    And incidentally Hilary’s downfall is not that different from Palin’s – arrogance. Hilary Clinton automatically assumed (out of arrogance) that she would easily defeat Barrack Obama. And this point supports my above points – both Hilary and Palin are intelligent but overrode their logic with emotion – arrogance.

    While you might think that my comparison between Hilary and Sarah is laughable, I humbly suggest that you speak with more men to learn that my perception of them is what most men perceive and they are turned off by cold and harsh women who give off a vibe of being angry or bitter. And whether you like it or not, men are attracted to feminine women and both men and women were first strongly attracted to Sarah Palin because she appeared as the everyday women who succeeded and spoke ’straight.’

    Now, would you really like me to offer a comparison between John Mccain and Barack Obama based on their masculinity? I will say this: Masculinity includes traits such as assertiveness, confidence, energy, incisiveness, determination, strength of mind and body, stamina, nobility, self sacrifice and leadership. Now Anna, you decide which of the two is more masculine: Obama or McCain…

    Thanks for sharing your points of view and keeping the conversation lively and stimulating. In case, you didn’t notice – I enjoy a good debate. LOL.
    All the best,
    Patrick

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    Not important says:

    Why is Palin so popular she has become the new hot celebrity that is why. Superficial women want to be like her and superfical men want to bed her to say it nicely whether there 18 or 80. To borrow a phrase from Barack Obama its silly season in politics. Palin is more popular than McCain that tells you something.

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    Gillian Smith says:

    Sarah Palin speaks from the heart and so engages people at the heart. She is like a beautiful painting or music that stirs the emotions when she speaks from her heart to the world’s heart. She paints pictures saying “hockey moms,difference between them and a pit bull…”Lipstick”, every mom feels this about protecting their child. Sarah engages “love”.

    She makes us see our beautiful sides. She wants to give people what they want…roots, hope, substance. She gave each Alaskan back $1200 from money saved, she worked on securing their future with oil pipeline and they call her “Sarah”…not governor. Everyone owns her…like the Pope.

    Her husband, supports her, and thinks women are phenomenal…being able to give birth, be moms and as Sarah says..”he makes it easy for her”.

    They ask her how will she be able to be VP with a family…she says” the same way other VPs with families did it”. Sarah lives in the zone. She doesn’t doubt herself. As she says “I never blinked, you can’t blink when John McCain asked her to be his running mate as VP nominee.

    Gillian Smith, Money Manager, Foreign Currency Trader

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    Leah says:

    Hi There and thank you for your note. I love Sarah Palin. She is the strong, no nonsense kind of administrator that I am. She has a “to-do” list – one that I understand. I like her straight talk. These are tough times. I do not understand what Obama’s initiatives are at all. Yes, I know he wants to inspire hope, happiness and a brighter future but he has no plan-of-action for real reform and problem-solving in his campaign. This causes fear – not trust on the part of the regular voter.

    The media has not held a fair “news-media” trial of Obama- it is probably because they do not want to seem to be against a black presidential candidate. I can understand that. But the media seems willing to rake the new female candidate over the coals. Strange. It has backfired however. Her non-perfections and media-highlighted family problems are the same ones we all have..so we love her more for them.

    Although no Harvard graduate, she is a real American…..I know we will never find her stating that she “can finally say she is proud to be an American” and strange anti-American rhetoric like that given in speeches by the Obama family.

    I plan to vote for Sarah Palin and appreciate that media experts like Patrick Wanis, PhD focus on her strengths. Thank you.

    Leah Lou Patton

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    Patrick says:

    Dear Stillreading,

    I wrote a long response to Priscilla because I felt that it warranted a detailed and lengthy response.

    I did my best to offer an objective overview but it is not possible to be truly objective for every opinion given by an expert is still subjective to some degree. That is why many experts will disagree on the same issue.

    I never said that I had “spoken to a few men” regarding Sarah Palin. In one of my posts above I quoted a CNN poll:

    “A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey out Tuesday indicates that 62 percent of men questioned have a favorable opinion of the Alaska governor, nine points higher than women.

    In the poll, conducted Friday through Sunday, entirely after the end of the Republican convention, 23 percent of men have an unfavorable view of Sen. John McCain’s running mate, seven points lower than women.”

    These are not my words nor my personal opinion, they are a poll conducted by CNN that are the basis of my point about more men favoring Palin than women.

    With regards to my comments about Priscilla being angry: I have found that many people seem to attach their identity to their belief – be it religious or political and, that when one challenges those beliefs, the person responds by feeling invalidated. Of course, I cannot equivocally state why Priscilla is angry; I am offering one possibility. However, anger is often based in fear.

    And again, I pose the question to everyone reading these posts, are you really angry with me and my explanations about why Palin is appealing to so many people or are you angry by the the fact that she is appealing to so many people and that since she was picked as VP nominee Obama’s ratings in the polls have dropped dramatically.

    Did you see the Saturday Night Live sketch of Palin and Clinton – surprisingly their portrayal supports my points and expert opinions about Palin.

    Finally, I write the press releases with strong points and with what we call strong “hooks” to get the attention of the media. Please read my press release on “Babies – too innocent for stilettos.” I feel this is something that we all need to become aware of and respond accordingly and yes, if you don’t present a strong challenging argument, people, namely the media will ignore you and you won’t be given the opportunity to present your points and perspective.

    Thanks Stillreading for taking part in the discussion and for so openly sharing your thoughts and feelings.
    All the best,
    Patrick

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    Patrick says:

    Dear Stillreading,

    thanks for reading and pointing out the required correction. Yes, you are right that it is Gibson and not Gibbons. However, I am surprised that a spelling mistake signifies to you that a person is not “a serious educated expert” and their status is reduced in your eyes. I would think that the content, idea and argument determine the level of education and degree not the spelling. Someone who spells perfectly is not necessarily a serious educated expert – except maybe in English grammar.
    Nonetheless, I will pay attention to my spelling.
    Thanks.
    Patrick

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    stillreading says:

    Wow Patrick. I just read your comment to Pricilla. Did you ever consider that maybe people are reacting to HOW you present information, rather than the information you present? The details you present (many of them) indeed are factual, however, some of them are presented in a biased manner. If your posts and press releases were presented in an objective manner rather than subjective (e.g. just because you’ve spoken to a few men does not mean that is a statistically relevant cross section of the population), the reactions wouldn’t be so harsh. I find it interesting that you make quite a few assumptions as to why Pricilla was angry “at Palin,” when you don’t have enough information to make these judgments, and finally, I find it most interesting that you feel the need to write such a long response in order to defend your position.

    As a woman, I actually agree with a lot of your points. It is also clear to me how your points could insight anger and frustration.

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    stillreading says:

    Many of your points are valid and well-taken, however, for someone with a Ph.D., I am shocked at the number of errors in your posts and misspellings (Charlie GIBSON is the reporter for ABC, not Gibbons). It reduces your status when these errors appear in print and makes it more difficult to take you as a serious, educated expert.

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    Patrick says:

    I know the information below will anger those people that do not like Palin but it supports my claim that men like Palin. Again, these are the stats, i am not saying they are right or wrong.

    “A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey out Tuesday indicates that 62 percent of men questioned have a favorable opinion of the Alaska governor, nine points higher than women.

    In the poll, conducted Friday through Sunday, entirely after the end of the Republican convention, 23 percent of men have an unfavorable view of Sen. John McCain’s running mate, seven points lower than women.

    The gender gap is also apparent when it comes to whether Palin is qualified to serve as president. Fifty-seven percent of male respondents said Palin was qualified, 14 points higher than women. A majority of women polled, 55 percent, said Palin is not qualified.

    Overall, 50 percent of all respondents think Palin is qualified to serve as president, compared with 70 percent who see the Democratic nominee for vice president, Sen. Joe Biden, as qualified.”

    https://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/09/09/palin.poll/index.html

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    Patrick says:

    Hi Priscilla,

    thank you for your comments and for being open and forthcoming. I believe that again, you have misunderstood what i am writing. You are angry and find Palin offensive because Palin is succeeding with her sex appeal. That is not my doing. I did not make her sexually appealing and i did not tell men to like her or to support her. Many men find her attractive and support her. I cannot control them. Please re-read this paragraph I wrote:

    “Finally, I have noticed that with the exception of one male, all the reporters who were offended were women. Ladies, I cannot apologize for the actions of men. I can only offer explanations. And yes, there are many women who aspire to be like Sarah Palin, whether you like it or not, and whether it disgusts you or not. Whether people are justified or plain stupid for liking Sarah Palin, right or wrong, that’s the way it is.“

    Notice i said the reporters who were offended were all women with the exception of one man. I did not say that all women are for her or against her. I did not group all women into one box for i openly included the positive and negative responses by women to my press release.

    You are expressing your own personal anger at men who as you said: “She is proving again!!that men think with their penis not their brains.” Why would you be angry at me for what men do?

    If you read the press release a second time, I highlight the common factors between Obama and Palin:

    “charismatic, articulate, a good speaker and exudes confidence and courage.” Whether it annoys you or not, they are the facts.

    And if you feel that i am like every other man, thinking only with his penis and not his brain, then ask yourself why i listed Palin’s positive inner qualities and not her breast size?

    Notice what i wrote:

    “she appears as the everyday mother with a family but, is also intelligent and successful in a man’s world – politics, and she has more power than her husband.” Do they sound like the words of a sexist man, who thinks only with his penis?

    I know you hate Sarah Palin and that is fine, you are welcome to your thoughts and opinions but i am not writing to say i like her or don’t like her, i am not saying that i support her political idealogy or don’t support her political idealogy.

    Ask yourself, why you are really angry? When you look in your heart, you will realize it’s not about me or my insights about why America has taken to her. You will realize you are angry because you are scared she might become the US President and you fear what she will do to this country with her idealogies or war, her idea to ban books from the library, or her support for guns.

    Never in my press release, did i say that she will make a good president or a bad one because i am not commenting on her political idealogies or qualifications; i am elaborating on the ways that America is responding. And i know it angers and offends you that she has become so popular, so quickly and maybe, so easily.

    Finally, if you have read my work, you will know that i support women, their rights and equality. Listen to my radio interviews on “America’s obsession with young girls – Miley Cyrus” or “Woman is the nigger of the world” or “Why men cheat.” https://patrickwanis.com/blog/RadioInterviews.asp

    All the best,

    Patrick

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    priscilla says:

    I am a woman, and I am highly insulted that you are grouping all women in the same category. I find Palin, offensive, and using her sex appeal to get votes, not her brains. She is proving again!!that men think with their penis not their brains, and since you had the nerve to put all women in one box, i will put you in the penis box.

    It is also insulting that you would put Palin and Obama on the same page. Get a grip guy. You need to put your penis back in your pants.

    I have read your articles and books, and thought you had something to say, but now I know, when it all comes down to it, you are still thinking with your penis.

    And NO, everyone (women and men) that I have spoken with do not think that Palin is attractive or intelligent, she is exactly what she describes herself in her own words, ” A pitbull with lipstick”.

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